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Old 04-25-2009
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air conditioning installation/swap

hey guys, i have a 99 3.0 parts truck (from my accident) with air conditioning. My new truck is a 97 4.0 without AC. Is there a way to take the AC system out of my 3.0 and put it into my 4.0? Is this even possible? Has anyone done this? any help would be appreciated as winter is over and its 75 degrees today, thanks.
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nobody? anybody? lol
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I bet it would work fine. I would be willing to be that some of the engine brackets and possibly some hoses would be different just due to the engine size. But I don't see why it wouldn't work. I don't know much on the differences between the two, so if you have specific questions, looks like you'll have to wait just a little longer!
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You would have to pull all the lines, condensor, evaporator, reciever/dryer, and compressor out all at once unless the system is evacuated first then recharged after the install. It is possible, but it will be a lot of work. Also, you might have to swap the switch panel too.
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The a/c hoses are different. The compressor mount is ditterent. And the switch panel may or may not be different. I have never done the swap but I believe most parts would fit
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i don't mind recharging the system, ive done that before. im trying to see if i could do it myself. anyone know somebody who has attempted this? i might try to find a 97 with AC to compare the setup to. any clues how much a shop might charge?
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still nothing? summers getting closer... lol
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been 75 and humid... please help! haha
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i bleave the heater box is different and sense the doner truck is a 3.0 the hoses are going to be a little different. i would just start pulling parts from the doner truck and just laying parts around and get a look at them to see if they will work
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If I were you I would just jump into it. The biggest obstacle will be removing the dash to get the heater box out and getting the evaporator housing mounted. You may find issues with wiring but it should jusst be a matter of switching some parts like the blend door motor. As I stated before the a/c hoses and compressor mount are completely different but the accumulator and condensor is the same.
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Im weighing my options now as i've begun to mod my truck up. i wasn't really going to do anything, but now that its summer and everybody has their toys out im getting the itch... it comes down to two things really, how much heat can i cope with, and how much power i would lose by installing ac. I've been reading lots of forums and talking with some guys who have removed their ac systems. honestly i didn't think it would make that much difference in reducing power, but i could be wrong...
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